Jerry M. Markowitz, co-founder and managing shareholder of the law firm of Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, has co-authored Bankruptcy Mediation, a new book from the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and co-authored a chapter on ADR and Bankruptcy in the ADR Deskbook for the Business Lawyer from the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Written by members of ABI’s Mediation Committee including Markowitz, Bankruptcy Mediation assists both novices to bankruptcy mediation, as well as skilled participants, by detailing a process that has grown exponentially in recent years. The mediation process can secure a successful reorganization or implement a liquidation process that can maximize returns to creditors by minimizing costs. Crafted by some of the most knowledgeable and effective mediators in the field, Bankruptcy Mediation provides in-depth instructions and advice on effectively using mediation to achieve resolution between debtors and creditors. For more information, visit:

Markowitz co-authored Chapter 6, ADR and Bankruptcy, of the ADR Deskbook for the Business Lawyer from the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association by F. Peter Phillips, Editor. This resource provides valuable guidance for practitioners in how Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is used to realign parties’ commercial interests and manage disputes. Included are discussions on transactional drafting, tips for preparing mediation, ADR and bankruptcy and managing post-acquisition disputes. For more information, visit:

Markowitz is one of South Florida’s leading business and bankruptcy reorganization law practitioners; and business and bankruptcy mediators. He is ranked in Chambers USA, a 2017 Best Lawyer in America and named to the 2016 Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers list and to the Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is also a 2016 Top Lawyer in South Florida in the South Florida Legal Guide and was named to the 2016 Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite Hall of Fame. In 2015, Markowitz was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute for a three-year term.

Active in the community, Markowitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), regional co-chair of the ABI Endowment Fund and co-chair of the ABI Mediation Committee. He is a former president of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, a founding member of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida and a former co-chair of the ABI Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop. He received the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Rising Star award in the Executive Star category in 2016 and Lifestyle Media Group’s Leaders in Law Award in the Bankruptcy Law category in 2015. Further, he received the Thomas Davison, III Memorial Service Award from the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, for outstanding service to the law school in 2013.

The Florida law firm of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog represents businesses, institutions, fiduciaries, and individuals across several practice groups, which include Restructuring and Insolvency; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Real Estate and Business; Probate and Guardianship; and Trusts and Estates. Dedication to clients and service to the community are the principles upon which Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog was founded more than 35 years ago, and upon which it still operates today. For more information, please visit